Meditation Urban Retreats

For those interested in deepening their meditation experience, the Centre offers regular one-day urban retreats. Retreats are designed to help us focus exclusively on a particular meditation practice without the normal distractions of everyday life. You are welcome to come to all the sessions or however many you can make.

If you haven’t attended a retreat before and/or are new to Kadampa Buddhism, please email for advice before attending these retreats.

Cost is £3 per session or £10 per full-day / half-day retreat £7 (unless stated otherwise)

Please email for more information on these retreats.

24-Hour Tara Chanting 

Sat 5 & Sun 6 May

Tara chanting helps to overcome obstacles in our lives and creates virtuous potentials for future good fortune. Each session is about 1-hour long, and sessions are done every four hours for 24-hours. Everyone is invited to come to one or as many sessions as you like.

Sessions begin at 3pm on Sat 5 May. Subsequent sessions are at 7pm, 11pm, 3am, 7am, 11am.

There is no charge for these sessions. Please bring and share snacks. No experience is necessary for any of these sessions.

If you like, you can bring blankets and a sleeping bag and sleep at the Centre between the overnight sessions. Please contact to arrange this.

Please email to book on this retreats.



A Spiritual Path for Modern People 

Sun 17 Jun 10:30am – 5pm
Guided retreat with Buddhist nun Kelsang Chogma

This retreat follows the course on Sat 16 June – click here for details.

Lamrim means the ‘stages of the path to enlightenment’ and is a special set of step-by-step instructions that can easily be applied and practised in busy modern life.

The Lamrim presentation lies at the very heart of Kadampa Buddhism and includes all the essential teachings of Buddha. The instructions are easy to understand and practice, making Lamrim a practical spiritual path for modern people.

Sessions will include some chanted prayers, brief instruction and guided meditation. Seating on chairs or cushions – whichever you prefer.

Some experience of meditation is useful in this retreat. Ideal for those attending the half-day course on Sat 16 June.

This retreat follows a course on Sat 16 June that can be booked separately.

Session times:
10:30-11:30am Initial Scope
12-1pm Intermediate Scope
2:30-3:30pm Great Scope
4-5pm Reliance on a Spiritual Guide